City of Oak Park Joins Michigan Inter-governmental Trade Network (MITN)

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MITN connects 1,364 departments from105 local Michigan government agencies and provides a bid notification system that gives vendors instant access to Bids, RFP's, Quotes and Amendments online. City of Oak Park joined MITN on February 7th, providing its vendors with convenient access to bid information for City of Oak Park and all other participating agencies on the system.

MITN Purchasing Group reaches over 100 Agencies

Vendors who provide goods and services can register for the system to receive bid opportunities from the City of Oak Park and the system’s other local Michigan agencies.

City of Oak Park announced today that it is has joined the Michigan Inter-governmental Trade Network (MITN), an online procurement system that provides vendors with an easier and more economical way to access and compete for local government bids.

MITN connects 1,364 department’s from105 local government agencies and provides a bid notification system that gives vendors instant access to Bids, RFP's, Quotes and Amendments online.

City of Oak Park joined MITN on February 7th, providing its vendors with convenient access to bid information for City of Oak Park and all other participating agencies on the system.

City of Oak Park invites all local vendors to join MITN to receive access to its upcoming solicitations. Vendor benefits of registering on MITN include:

  •     24-hour access to local government opportunities
  •     Notification customized to the vendors’ products or services provided
  •     Reliable and timely delivery of notifications, addendum and documents
  •     Advanced notification of Term-Contracts
  •     E-Bid and E-Quote Submission

“The benefits to participation in the procurement network and sharing resources with other agencies are tremendous,” said Rocco Fortura, Deputy Director of Public Works. “As part of the MITN system we will be able to lower costs for both our agency and its vendors—which is critical in the current economic climate,” Rocco added.

The network was developed and is maintained by IPT by BidNet, an Albany, New York company that manages 15 government purchasing groups throughout the country.

Vendors who provide goods and services can register for the system to receive bid opportunities from the City of Oak Park and the system’s other local agencies. “The online system is easy for our staff and vendors to use, while minimizing costs, improving process efficiency and transparency,” said Rocco. Vendors register online at http://www.mitn.info.

“It’s a win-win situation for our agency and its vendors—the vendors have free, centralized access to bid opportunities from multiple agencies, while we benefit from increased vendor competition and process automation,” Rocco said.

About Interactive Procurement Technologies by BidNet:

Interactive Procurement Technologies by BidNet develops and manages online government purchasing systems, allowing for streamlined bidding, sharing of resources, and vendor management. They currently serve more than 700 government agencies, 8,000 purchasing officials, and more than 100,000 vendors through 15 e-procurement networks across the country. More information is available at http://www.iptbybidnet.com, or by calling 800-835-4603.

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